Randy Slaughter's newUS distribution outfit RS Entertainment has acquired US rights to Luther, Eric Till's biopic of Martin Luther starringJoseph Fiennes and Peter Ustinov. The film will open on Sept 26 in 45 marketsaccording to Slaughter.
Luther was shot in Germany, Italy and the Czech Republiclast year and is produced by Brigitte Rochow, Christian Stehr and AlexanderThies. Executive producers are Dennis Clauss, Kurt Rittig, Gabriela Pfandnerand J Daniel Nichols.
Alfred Molina is also in thecast of the picture which follows Luther's life as an outlaw followinghis outspoken attacks on the Catholic Church in the 16th century. Abounty was placed on his head by the papacy and he was regarded as one of themost dangerous men of his time.